War of 1812 Strategic Planning

War of 1812 Strategic Planning
War of 1812 Strategic Planning
War of 1812 Strategic Planning
War of 1812 Strategic Planning
War of 1812 Strategic Planning
War of 1812 Strategic Planning
War of 1812 Strategic Planning
War of 1812 Strategic Planning
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Delve into the major battles of the War of 1812 acting as American and British commanders planning strategies to attack or defend important cities and waterways. The lesson begins with an activity in which students learn about Washington’s advice for the United States during his farewell address and the circumstances that led to conflict between the United States and Great Britain. Students vote in a Four Corners style activity to determine which enemy the U.S. should declare war with first. Next, the class begins the background reading for the events of the War of 1812. After learning of the beginning events of the war, pairs will read the background information leading to each battle. Then pairs must plan strategy for both the British and the Americans for each specific battle. The strategic planning is centered first on the overall battle plans to attack and defend the United States. Then pairs plan specific strategies for conflicts in Canada, the battle over the nation’s capital, the clash over the city of Baltimore and the struggle to control the Mississippi River over the city of New Orleans. After each pair plots their strategy, they present their plan to the class. After the pairs have shared their ideas, the teacher reveals what happened in each encounter. Then the class repeats the same scenario of reading, planning, sharing and then learning of the actual events of each encounter. After learning about the results of the War of 1812, students will create a report card, providing analysis of America’s efforts during this war.

When you purchase this activity, you will receive:

-Teacher Directions
-Power point to guide instruction
-What to Do? Warm Up Activity with handouts
-Reading Packets-War of 1812
-Reading Notes/Strategic Planning Sheets to guide reading and strategic planning of each battle
-Processing Assignment-America’s Report Card
-Answer Key for Reading Notes

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5.99 pages
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Teaching Duration
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